The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Oklahoma Dental Association and Henry Schein Dental will host the second annual Veteran’s Clinic to provide dental care at no cost to Oklahoma veterans.
Veterans interested in receiving dental care are asked to schedule a pre-screening appointment, by calling (405) 271-7744 by October 28.
The pre-screening days are scheduled in the afternoons of October 15 and 22 and November 5. After the pre-screening, the veterans will be given an appointment to return to the college to receive their dental treatment.
“I am very pleased to continue to host this annual clinic to provide a free dental care day for Oklahoma veterans,” said Dr. Paul M. Mullasseril, dean of the OU College of Dentistry and immediate past president of the ODA. “Our first event was a great success thanks to the hard work of our students, faculty, and staff, and the partnerships our college has with the Oklahoma Dental Association and Henry Schein. We remain committed to providing the quality care these veterans need and deserve.”
“The Oklahoma Dental Association is proud of our partnership with the OU College of Dentistry and are looking forward to providing this much needed free dental care for veterans,” said Dr. Chris Fagan, ODA President. “It’s an honor to serve these veterans who have dedicated their lives to the service of our country.”
With no dental benefits provided to veterans, getting the necessary oral health care can be difficult, and often veterans delay urgent needs. Regular dental appointments are essential in evaluating, diagnosing, preventing or treating oral diseases, which can affect systemic health.
Learn more about the first Veteran’s Clinic here.